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Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details - NEW

  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 99696 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 99696 (US)
  • Vidyo Room: ProductCoordination
  • Vidyo Guest URL
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Actions from Last Week

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox Desktop & Platform

Current Releases

  • EOL for ESR 17 next week. Updates will be provided to ESR 24.2.0.
  • Firefox 26 RC with QA - shipping on Tuesday

Beta (128)

  • FF26 is in good shape, no known issues

Aurora (54)

  • FF27 ready for Beta, no known issues

Nightly (129)

  • Merge day is on Monday Dec 9th, we'll be putting holly branch to Aurora, not mozilla-central because of Australis (which is staying on Nightly).

Firefox Metro

Read Only

  • Team working on Iteration #20 until Friday December 06.
  • Final development iteration before uplifting to Aurora 28 next week.
  • To date, 43 out of 75 points completed.
  • Expecting 25 points of work to carry over into Aurora.

Full Query
ID Summary Priority Status
831986 Story - Double-tap Zoom P1 RESOLVED
840855 Defect - Dialogs intermittently fail to accept touch input P2 RESOLVED
850372 Defect - MetroFx should treat termination-from-a-suspended-state as a normal shutdown P2 VERIFIED
886321 Story - APZC metrofx issue tracking P1 RESOLVED
895686 Change - Add updated icons for contextual appbar. P2 VERIFIED
903284 Change - [l10n] Clarify labels and icons for the contextual appbar P2 VERIFIED
903426 [l10n] Change - In-content crash reporter prompt P2 RESOLVED
918203 Defect - Several seconds delay before adjusting when transitioning into filled view P2 VERIFIED
918253 Unable to choose both Nightly and Firefox from Control Panel defaults P2 RESOLVED
922456 Defect - GFX issues when moving between different views (Full, Filled & Snapped) P2 RESOLVED
924886 Update Metro session store component to share same session store state as Desktop's session store -- VERIFIED
930288 Defect - Tab previews appear "zoomed" after using snapped view P2 VERIFIED
932999 Defect - Download button has white arrow on light background P2 RESOLVED
933989 Defect - New tab button in tab bar always sets focus to the url bar, triggering soft keyboard P2 RESOLVED
936897 Defect - Download progress bar not appearing after first tab is closed (this._notificationBox.appendNotification is not a function) P2 VERIFIED
939705 Defect - Arrow keys not working in context menu P2 VERIFIED
940101 Defect - Switching between Firefox Desktop/Firefox Metro environments not always working P2 VERIFIED
940168 Running firefox.exe from installation path doesn't switch to metro environment when running P4 RESOLVED
940936 Change - Use profile name in registry sync prefs for WindowsPrefSync.jsm P2 RESOLVED
941292 [l10n] Change - Add 'search settings' to the 'settings' menu P2 RESOLVED
941592 Defect - double-tap to zoom fails if the user zooms out P2 RESOLVED
942389 Defect - Text selection highlight colors in chrome and content don't match P2 VERIFIED
942689 Defect - Simulated mouse events for tap gestures do not include modifier key info P2 RESOLVED
942915 Decide on placement for "Metro Mode" button in Australis P2 RESOLVED
943451 Defect - Return of double tab! (touchstart.preventDefault does not prevent clicks in Metro chrome) P2 VERIFIED
943542 Defect - this._onClickCoords is not a function in SelectionHandler.js P2 RESOLVED
943735 Defect - Typing backspace in the urlbar should de-select the selected autocomplete tile P2 VERIFIED
944434 Defect - Updates from Desktop on Oak launch the metro browser instead of Desktop to perform the update P2 RESOLVED
944740 [Australis] Don't show »Metro Mode« button on non-Windows-8 platforms P1 VERIFIED
944781 Defect - Toolbar icons have gotten lighter on Windows 7 P2 VERIFIED
944825 Relaunch in Windows 8 style nightly should prompt for default on Holly if not already default. P2 RESOLVED
944828 [l10n] - Finalize verbage for Metro button text in Australis P2 RESOLVED
945539 Defect - Metro download button has wrong layout on high-DPI screens P2 RESOLVED
946181 [l10n] Rename entities switch-to-metro-button.label and switch-to-metro-button.tooltiptext to reflect updated content P2 RESOLVED

34 Total; 0 Open (0%); 20 Resolved (58.82%); 14 Verified (41.18%);

Firefox Mobile

Current Releases

Beta (128)

We're good to go

Aurora (54)

Nightly (129)

  • There has been some nightly bustage, sorry everyone! Multi-locale builds ended up being empty that got fixed last night and actual updates were fixed this morning...
  • Fixed, bug 943742 - Swiping closed non-selected tabs from tray leaves TabCounter incorrect in current screen
  • Landed bug 936756 - Switch locales via pref, not via system locale setting which is part of bug 935025 which is is pretty darn awesome
  • [AT RISK] bug 768667 - Use the action bar for text selection on ICS+, bug 943513, bug 942680 <== top issues, UI and regression google search and search suggestions hidden behind URL bar
  • [ON TRACK] bug 852608 - Add support for OpenSearch. Firefox Mobile supports <link rel="search">
  • [ON TRACK] Dynamic snippets support preffed off
  • [ON TRACK] bug 932865 - Hang detection
  • [ON TRACK] Added locale: Estonian (et)
  • [ON TRACK] Added locale: Belarusian (be)

Developer Tools

  • Outbound
    • planning Aurora Hacks Post for Dec 17th
    • releasing Add-on SDK 1.15
      • target date is Thursday  Dec 12th
      • also planning Add-on Builder EOL notice for the same day, will ping communications@ with a blog draft this week.
  • Landings

Feedback Summary



UX & User Research

<Read Only>

Market Insights from the Market Strategy Team

Desktop / Platform

  • IDC forecasts worldwide PC shipments to fall by 10.1% In 2013; volumes expected to stabilize above 300 million units per year, but with no significant recovery. Enterprise sales are down 5% and consumer sales are down 15%. [1] Worldwide tablet shipments are expected to reach 221.3 million units in 2013, 53.5% above 2012 levels. Shipment growth is forecast to slow to 22.2% year over year in 2014, and down to single digits by 2017. [2] Phablets appear to cannibalize the smaller tablet form factors and usage scenarios. [3]
  • demonstrates how easy it is to use malware with less than 100 lines of code to impersonate real website visitors and visit webpages of the botnet's choosing. This generates traffic from residential IP addresses with real user cookies and with real mouse traces and click events. [4] Some publishers are supposedly optimizing their sites for bot-generated traffic. [5] While the top 500 retailers have increased paid search spend 25% [6], adtech fraud costs advertisers an estimated $7m per month and make Facebook more attractive. [7]
  • Internet browser reviews often use older versions [8] of all browsers and reflect areas for improvement in startup time and navigation time. WebRTC implementation comparisons show comparison's between Firefox and Chrome with ratings neck-and-neck without significant differentiation in quality. [9] Rendering engine comparisons are also using older version and rank Gecko with competitors [10]. The list used as the top website creation software packages are expensive. [11]

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

  • Brazil Desktop Campaign: We'll be launching this by the end of the week. Get ready, Brazil. [Kristin, Laura & NoBox]
  • Indonesia Desktop Campaign: Now live in Indonesia. Goal is to help increase usage levels within Indonesia within Q4. Get your Kumi paper toy here or use this Indonesian Theme here. [Gen, Viking]
  • Australis Marketing Launch: The Engagement team "wave" is currently reviewing channel launch plans. The final launch plan will be presented to core Firefox product team early Jan [Laura]
  • Van's Social API Sidebar: This social API implementation is helping to support our overall Van's Triple Crown sponsorship and makes Firefox the best browser to keep up with contests. It's now live here.
  • Firefox for Windows 8 Touch: Now has an official name - Firefox for Windows 8 Touch. Thanks to Pete and Karen for helping us reach a decision. Contact Karen or myself if you have naming or usage questions. [Laura]

Questions, Comments, FYI

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